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Haiti’s Interim President Reassures the Population About Election Verification

As concerns increase that Haiti’s interim president is trying to hold onto power indefinitely, he addressed the nation on Flag Day to reassure them that the elections will happen. An electoral verification commission is currently analyzing the past rounds of elections due to allegations of rampant fraud, to make sure that the process is truly democratic.

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Interim President in Haiti calls for patience amidst election deadlock

Linnete Bahati, AfricaNews

May 19, 2015

Haiti’s Interim President Joclerme Privert has called on the country to be patient as preparations are underway for another round of presidential elections.

Speaking during the Flag Day celebrations, the temporary leader assured the population of his commitment for the polls to take place as soon as possible.

“I am calling on you all to be patient. The electoral tribunal announced the publication of the calendar for the 15th or 31st of May. The electoral tribunal is saying what the people have been waiting for. The electoral verification commission, which has a one-month mandate, has also said that the people are waiting for the results of their work. I hope that the electoral process is definitively re-launched,” he said.


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